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Discussion: Strangest play I have ever seen

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June 23, 2014
Men's 55
141 posts
Strangest play I have ever seen
This past weekend this happened and after I dug deeper the umpire was correct

Bases loaded with 1 out battter hits it in the gap ruuner on third scores then runner on 2 nd scores runner on firts gets thrown out between third and home. mean while the batter runner is standing on third. The defense appeals the runner on third missed first and was called out. Umpire rule that no runs counted because the third out of the inning was a force out at first was the 3rd ouit and no runs counted. I was totally confused and looked it up and that was the correct ruling.

Kudos to that umpire for knowing that one
June 23, 2014
Fred S
Men's 80
80 posts
There are umps out there that know what they are doing.
June 23, 2014
54 posts
I would have thought that since 2 runs had already scored before the 2nd out was made, that they should have counted. If the batter hit with 2 outs and he missed 1st base, then I would say no runs scored if the appeal was enforced. I'm surprised that such a unique play is covered in the rule book.
June 23, 2014
Men's 55
141 posts
It is but kind of tricky
It says that if the third out of an inning is a force out that no preceding runs would count.

Same scenerio is if a runner that is on second runs off the bag and a tag is applied and the SS throws to 1st before the Batter runner gets to 1st it would not matter if the runner at third scored before the out at first was made .
Since the batter runner in the above scenerio never touched 1st that made it a force out and the force out was the third out of the inning
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